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Activity Report: Apr. 2014

22-24 April 2014 (Bangkok, Thailand)

ADRC participated in the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) meeting held on 22-24 April in Amari Watergate Bangkok, Thailand. Around 170 participants attended the meeting including representatives from Asian countries as well as the international and inter-governmental organizations. ADRC, with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) made the presentation titled "Outcome of the Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction 2014 (ACDR2014) and Update from Sentinel Asia Project".

The main contents of the meeting were as follows.
1) Preparation of the 6th Asia Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR)
2) Sustaining engagement of the stakeholder groups
3) HFA monitoring and review: Consultation on proposed indicator system to monitor and review Post 2015 framework for DRR (HFA2)

This meeting was held as a role of preparatory meeting of AMCDRR (Bangkok) in this June and World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai) in next March. This meeting discussed outcomes of HFA in Asia region, and inputs toward the "Post-HFA".

(2014/05/01 13:40)
15-16 April 2014 (Jogyakarta, Indonesia)

The Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) participated in the ASEAN workshop, named "Development of mechanisms for acquisition and utilization of space-based information during emergency response" which was jointly organized by the AHA Centre, LAPAN, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER and ESCAP in Jogyakarta, Indonesia.
This workshop aimed at preparation of mechanisms for acquiring and utilizing space based information during emergency response. Following are the key objectives;

1. Identify requirements and criteria to respond to major disasters by taking effective advantage of international mechanisms that provide space-based information during emergencies
2. Leverage on UN and other initiatives for disasters that cannot be covered by international mechanisms (especially disasters at sub-national scale)
3. Strengthening preparedness for effective emergency response by identifying gaps, capacity building needs, database needs, financial needs, mapping procedures, institutional coordination and so on
4. Preparing rapid mapping products and its dissemination to the end users

At this workshop, ADRC presented latest situation regarding Emergency Observation Request of Sentinel Asia, and stressed that it's important that utilization of space technology should be integrated into Post-HFA.

(2014/4/28 18:30)

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